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09/01/11

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Artist:
Title:
Raga Del Sol
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A25) $25.98 

The guitarist and sitar player Jesus Acedo formed the psychedelic rock band Black Sun Ensemble in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona, in 1984. With Michael Glidewell on subtle bass accompaniment and John Brett on minimalist drums and tabla, Acedo presided over a diverse range of instrumental set pieces that hearkened to a mythical past. Their self-titled debut album was pressed in small numbers in 1985, followed swiftly by the cassette-only release Ragas Del Sol in 1987. Now with John’s brother Robert on additional percussion, Raga Del Sol continues the diverse theme of its predecessor and among the many highlights are “Golden Rays,” which pits Acedo’s sitar melody against a shining violin line from Bridget Keating, and the haunting alternate of “Dove Of The Desert” has Acedo’s reverberating guitar again offset by Keating’s mournful violin. A major force in the psychedelic revival that went on to heavily influence American rock, Black Sun Ensemble remain a legendary cult act, with Raga Del Sol their most sought-after release.

Artist:
Title:
Under My Bed
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Savvy, self-assured and life-affirming, "Under My Bed" presents 12 brand new recordings from Britain's Blues Queen Dana Gillespie. In a recording career which has spanned six decades, here Dana touches on such universal themes as love, loss and the passage of time. Co-written and co-produced with guitarist Jake Zaitz, song titles such as 'Old School', 'Va Va Voom' and 'Big Mouth' show that Dana still has plenty to say on what is remarkably her 70th album to date. Heartbreak, hope and being happy in one's skin - subjects delivered with honesty and panache. Bold, brave, provocative, spiritual, down-to-earth, celestial - just some of the words which attempt to do justice to this consummate artist, and her music with the London Blues Band.

Artist:
Title:
Ragmala - A Garland Of Ragas
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: BX
List Price: (A55) $55.98 

Epic in scale and ambition, the project features 40 world-class musicians including Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun, legendary drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, forward-thinking cornetist Graham Haynes, and tradition-blurring flutist Kaoru Watanabe combining forces with Brooklyn Raga Massive's Trina Basu, Jay Gandhi, Samarth Nagakar, and many others.

Artist:
Title:
Slide Rules
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A16) $16.98 

Creative, Aggressive, Blistering slide guitar-and then some! Really, it doesn't begin to describe what Jay Gordon brings to the Blues party. Amazing slide guitar, vocals, and overall energy and artistry is found on Slide Rules. Is absolutely captivating. Slide Guitar Mastery a work of art.

Artist:
Title:
Back For Christmas
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Organist extraordinaire, Ken Griffin has a truly magical collection here for the festive season. The mix should be of universal appeal as it contains half a dozen carols which are generally regarded as “traditional”, although only one is truly so, since it is not traceable to a composer, date or place of origin. There are also popular tunes and seasonal compositions not forgetting a couple aimed at the youngsters. Ken even has some musical friends visit and they’re keen to add to the fun, so you are treated to the vocalisations of the Johnny Byrne Quintet as Ken features “Moonlight And Roses”. There is hardly a number that you will not recognise and they all create a colourful aural depiction of the holiday.

Artist:
Title:
Just You Just Me
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Claude Hopkins was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1903. Historians differ in respect of the actual date of his birth. His parents were on the faculty of Howard University. A highly talented stride piano player and arranger, he left home at the age of 21 to become a sideman with the Wilbur Sweatman Orchestra, but stayed less than a year. In 1925, he left for Europe as the musical director of The Revue Negre which starred Josephine Baker with Sidney Bechet in the band. He returned to the USA in 1927 where, based in Washington, he toured the TOBA circuit with The Ginger Snaps Revue before heading once again for NYC where he took over the band of Charlie Skeets. At this time (1932–36), he led a fairly successful Harlem band employing many jazz musicians who were later to become famous in their own right such as Edmond Hall, Jabbo Smith and Vic Dickenson (although his records were arranged to feature his piano more than his band). This was his most successful period with long residencies at the Savoy and Roseland ballrooms and at the Cotton Club. In 1937 he took his band on the road with a great deal of success. He broke up the band in 1940 and used his arranging talents working for several non-jazz band leaders and for CBS. In 1948/9 he led a “novelty” band briefly but took a jazz band into The Cafe Society in 1950. From 1951 up until his death, he remained in NYC working mostly as a sideman with other Dixieland bands playing at festivals and various New York clubs and recording. Often under-rated in later years, he was one of jazz’s most important band leaders. He died on 19 February 1984, and was survived by a son and two grandchildren. Besides Hopkins’ piano being featured within the band, the high-pitched vocals of Orlando Roberson (né Orlando Herbert Roberson; 1909–1977) brought the band a good part of its popularity.

Artist:
Title:
Restoration Ruin
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A26) $26.98 

Gifted American pianist Keith Jarrett is one of the jazz world’s greatest musicians. Born in suburban Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1948 with a mixed European cultural heritage, Jarrett was a child prodigy that played piano at the age of two, appeared on television, aged five, and gave his first classical recital, aged seven. After studying at the prestigious Berklee college of music, he moved to New York in 1964 to perform at the Village Vanguard and then joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Drummer Jack Dejohnette subsequently brought him into the Charles Lloyd quartet, resulting in European tours, and when that group disbanded in 1968, Jarrett began fronting his own trio with bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian, who are featured on his Vortex debut, Life Between The Exit Signs, but for the astonishing follow-up, Restoration Ruin (also issued by Vortex that year), Jarrett plays every instrument alone, including drums, guitar, saxophone, harmonica and tambourine, as well as piano and organ.

Artist:
Title:
Capturing Spirits - Jkq Live!
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Combining timeless melodicism with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has always connected with the hearts and minds of listeners around the world. This was evident in the several studio albums that became classics for the modern jazz guitar community. However, until today the energy of Kreisberg’s epic live shows had remained undocumented on record. Now with the release of “Capturing Spirits - JKQ Live!”, listeners will take part in a special evening of improvisational risk taking, instrumental storytelling, and performances of bold new compositions. The album also features JKQ’s new lineup of pianist Martin Bejerano (the right hand man of the great Roy Haynes for 10 years), as well as the sophisticated yet organic groove machine of bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Colin Stranahan. Come along for the ride as these master musicians push the limits of modern expansive jazz and create an album that captures the spirit!

Artist:
Title:
To Be Or Not To Be Bop
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Gene Krupa was one of the finest of the big band drummers. despite his ups and downs he led one of the most successful bands of the Swing Era. This CD features the great Gene Krupa Orchestra performing “live” on two very rare “One night Stand” radio programs made especially for the Armed Forces Radio Service. ONS1998 was recorded at the Hollywood Palladium on the 12th of April 1949 and ONS1951 from the same venue on the 26th of April 1949.

Artist:
Title:
Strings With Wings
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band In order to effectively provide all of the required broadcast coverage, the band was broken down into several sub-units. The band and some of the units were known under several names. One of the sub-units was The Strings With Wings, twenty musicians , including the Concertmaster, George Okner. Glenn had hand-picked them from the best symphony orchestras in America. Mel Powell said, “The rest of the band would get around the radio every Saturday morning just to listen”. The Tex Beneke-Glenn Miller Orchestra was the civilian version of the Army Air Forces Band, on a smaller scale. For example, it’s string section was only twelve musicians strong. Tex Beneke had been the tenor sax and singing star of Glenn’s 1938-42 civilian band. During World War II Tex was a Chief Petty Officer in charge of a U.S. Navy band in Norman, Oklahoma. Tex was helped by ex-Miller arranger, Norman Leyden, as co-pilot and chief arranger. All the scores which Phil Cogliano (Phil Marino) and his colleagues in the string section played came from the AAF Library. We can be sure that it was Norman Leyden who was the driving force behind the the regular appearance of the Strings With Wings in the “On The Beam” broadcasts in the first half of 1948. “On The Beam” was an Armed Forces Radio Service series which encouraged recruitment into the U.S. Air Force. The American Band Of The AEF was directed (from August 17th 1944) by Major Glenn Miller. The Canadian Band Of The AEF was directed by Captain Robert Farnon. The British Band Of The AEF was directed by Regimental Sergeant Major George Melachrino, and it is the String section of the British band of the AEF that rounds up the final section of our CD. It is unusual to have a complete CD featuring the string sections of these three Miller inspired orchestras and it is sure to be popular with all Glenn Miller collectors.

Artist:
Title:
Ancient Paths
Release Date: 10/9/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

Prog doom drummer du jour Andrew Prestidge branches out into the field of electronic music with his solo synthesizer project MORLOCK! After several years spent holding down the drum stool with legendary doom metal acts Angel Witch, Electric Wizard and Warning - not to mention the prog rock bands Zoltan, The Osiris Club and Suns Of The Tundra - Andrew sat down with his keyboard collection, a 4-track recorder and a selection of sonic screwdrivers to create a new kind of music. The space-rock jams contained on 'Ancient Paths' are influenced as much by retro synth artists Kraftwerk, Heldon, Tubeway Army and OMD as they are by the sci-fi soundtracks of John Carpenter and the folk-horror that seeps into every corner of the British Isles.

Artist:
Title:
Ashcan Copy - Filmmusic Vol.iii
Release Date: 10/9/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

Originally issued in 2011, Ashcan Copy is the third instalment in Rashomon's Film Music series of LPs. Cineploit Records is proud to present this re-release, and to introduce the record to a wider audience than the 150 lucky souls who snagged a copy of the ultra-limited initial release on Hlava Records. Active since 2009, Rashomon is the solo project of Matt Thompson, also of Cineploit mainstays Zoltan. This is his second release on the label under the Rashomon name, following 2014's LP/DVD extravaganza The Cameraman's Revenge: Film Music Vol. 4 - the final release in the Film Music series to date.

Artist:
Title:
Blues In The Night
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. Widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists”, Shaw led one of the United States’ most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine”. Before the release of “Beguine”, Shaw and his fledgling band had languished in relative obscurity for over two years and, after its release, he became a major jazz artist within short order. The record eventually became one of the era’s defining recordings. Musically restless, Shaw was also an early proponent of what became known much later as Third Stream music, which blended elements of classical and jazz forms and traditions. Shaw also recorded with small jazz groups drawn from within the ranks of the various big bands he led. He served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1944, (during which time he led a morale-building band that toured the South Pacific amidst the chaos of World War II) and, following his discharge in 1944, he returned to lead a band through 1945. Following the breakup of that band, he began to focus on other interests and gradually withdrew from the world of being a professional musician and major celebrity, although he remained a force in popular music and jazz before retiring from music completely in 1954. This CD features three “live” radio broadcasts, firstly from Atlantic City. NJ. on the 6th of September 1941, San Diego. CA. on the 12th of September 1945 and lastly Fort Ord. CA. on the 19th of September 1945.

Artist:
Title:
Ass Cobra
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B19) $19.98 

The legendary Turbonegro played their first ever concert in Copenhagen in February 1989, so this year sees the 30th anniversary of this extraordinary band. During these 30 years the band have released a series of classic albums from the first album Hot Cars and Spent Contraceptives in 1992 to the latest release so far, Rock'N'Roll Machine in 2018, toured around the globe on their own and with bands like QOTSA and Marilyn Manson, and built a massive worldwide following of local Turbojugend. Indie Recordings are immensely proud to announce that we have obtained the rights to release the Turbonegro catalogue on limited edition coloured vinyl (on never before released vinyl colours), standard vinyl and CD. The release series will commence this October to coincide with the start of the band's Anniversary tour which kicks off with a series of Scandinavian dates. The first releases will be the albums Apocalypse Dudes and Ass Cobra, with more titles to follow later in 2019 and 2020.

Artist:
Title:
Apocalypse Dudes
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B19) $19.98 

The legendary Turbonegro played their first ever concert in Copenhagen in February 1989, so this year sees the 30th anniversary of this extraordinary band. During these 30 years the band have released a series of classic albums from the first album Hot Cars and Spent Contraceptives in 1992 to the latest release so far, Rock'N'Roll Machine in 2018, toured around the globe on their own and with bands like QOTSA and Marilyn Manson, and built a massive worldwide following of local Turbojugend. Indie Recordings are immensely proud to announce that we have obtained the rights to release the Turbonegro catalogue on limited edition coloured vinyl (on never before released vinyl colours), standard vinyl and CD. The release series will commence this October to coincide with the start of the band's Anniversary tour which kicks off with a series of Scandinavian dates. The first releases will be the albums Apocalypse Dudes and Ass Cobra, with more titles to follow later in 2019 and 2020.

Artist:
Title:
Jamiila - Songs From A Somali City
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A23) $23.98 

The music on this album was all recorded in one town, Baraawe (usually called Brava on the maps). Baraawe, which is on the Somali coast about 120 miles south of the capital, Mogadishu, has a population of around 10,000. Like all African towns of any size it is something of a melting pot. The original inhabitants, like the Swahili to their south, are of mixed Arab and Bantu African heritage, and speak a Bantu language called Chimina. Somalis from various other areas, speaking standard Somali and several dialects of it, also live in Baraawe. The musicians heard here play regularly together in various combinations. Like almost all African musicians, they are part-timers. Some are shoemakers. Two are soldiers (Africa has long had an amazing number of fine dance bands made up of police or army personnel). All the pieces they perform on this recording are love songs. Includes insert.

Artist:
Title:
Rockin' Rhythm 'n' Blues From Memphis Vol. 2
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Back in 2013, Stomper Time released the first anthology of the Home Of The Blues label from Memphis, Tennessee. The label released around 40 singles from 1960-1962 featuring mainly R&B, early soul and blues. It was known for its good taste, so the time has come for a second volume. As usual, there are more than 30 tracks and at least 15 have never been released in Europe. There are some extremely rare tracks, including those by Del Monte and Daddy Goodloe. The label's main artists among them Roy Brown, the '5' Royales, Willie Mitchell and Larry Birdsong are again featured. The generous booklet contains stories about the label and artists along with rare photos and a discography.

Artist:
Title:
The Best Years Of Our Lives 1949
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

1949 produced a bumper crop of top selling singles, the best of which are presented on this CD it is also the year that the fantastically popular musical show was presented by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Here we present a canned version of the most popular numbers from the show with Andre Kostelanetz conducting the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra. The CD also lists some of the finest vocalists of that year including Vaughn Monroe, Frankie Laine, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Doris Day and More...

Artist:
Title:
A Festival Of Trad Jazz
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

This CD represents a time capsule showing the state of British jazz in the late 1950’s and was the alternative music form to the then popular Rock ‘n’ Roll which was just starting to emerge from the U.S. Most of the smoky Pubs and Jazz clubs of the period would be crammed with fans all bopping up and down in a dance like no other in an idiom that came to be known as “Trad Jazz” Trad being a shortened form of the word traditional, for most of the tunes were interpretations of American New Orleans style jazz. There are two exceptions both by Lonnie Donegan, who had been a member of the Chris Barber band but broke away to become one of the leading exponents of what was to become known as Skiffle music. The CD features a “live” recording made at London’s prestiguous Albert Hall with a lineup of some of the best British jazz musicians of the day including a rhythm section featuring: Dill Jones (p), Ken Sykora (9), Jack Fallon (b), Alan Ganley (d).

Artist:
Title:
The Dance Band Years The 1940s
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

It has been said that nothing re?ects the mood of the times like their popular songs and that a certain tune can transport you back to a particular time in your life, quicker and more vividly than anything else. Surely both adages are true of the songs of World War II at least, for those of us able to remember those troubled times. For the younger listener, interested in the music of that epoch-making era, we hope that this record will give them some idea of the type of songs we sung, whistled or danced to. This then, is just a sample of what must undoubtedly have been one of the happier aspects of that, otherwise, unhappy period, the music of the 1940’s. Some idea of the “feel” of the 1940s, can be gleaned from the ?rst ?ve tracks on 11 thru 15 of this CD, which were recorded “Live” at an actual dance in the Locarno Ballroom, Streatham, London. On these tracks you can hear the murmur and shuf?e of the dancers, and even notice them anticipating the vocalist by whistling and singing the lyrics of “Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats’,’ and of course, the applause which is as genuine as it is spontaneous (it has not been “dubbed-in”). Recording sessions of this kind must have been relatively rare at that time, because of the 78 RPM disc, but that is, in itself the unique aspect of this album; it has not been copied from any issued 78’s and not a single track on this record has ever been issued on CD before, every one, as far as our research shows, being taken from the only known copy in each case. This then, is an original issue and will, in time no doubt become a collector‘s item.

Artist:
Title:
Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 5
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

15 years on from both Dave Godin's death and his fourth volume of "Deep Soul Treasures", Kent has compiled a further 25 tracks using titles chosen by Dave for future projects in the series. The booklet is enhanced by an extensive interview Dave gave to Jon Savage in the 90s; Jon also writes an introduction. Where relevant, Dave's words, mainly from the pages of Blues & Soul magazines of the time, are used in relation to the recording. Guest writers of the calibre and experience of Stuart Cosgrove, Sean Hampsey, David Nathan, Tony Rounce, Richard Searling, Richard Williams and others pen descriptions of the tracks - often with reference to Dave's championing of them.

Artist:
Title:
Jon Savage's 1969-1971 Rock Dreams On 45
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B26) $26.98 

Unlike the previous volumes in Jon Savage's series of double CD compilations, which featured music from an expansive mixture of genres, this latest edition is 100% rock, as Jon elaborates in the customary bumper 28-page booklet. There was no real name for this period but, just before glam, it was an era of massive riffs, overloading guitars, mindless yet heartfelt protest, goblin chants and a general mood of questioning, exploration and disillusion. While many songs from this period have become generational clichés, it is hoped that this collection will help you in hearing them afresh. They were new once, like we all were.


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